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  • In this photo taken Saturday Jan. 26, 2013 Bawba Mint Baba Ahmed is photographed in Mopti, Mali. Bawba Mint Baba Ahmed's sewing

    As French Malian forces oust al-Qaida-linked militants, ethnic tensions exacerbated by months of political upheaval are putting Mali's minorities in danger.

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 01, 2013, 4:51 PM EST
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  • Egyptian riot police march during clashes with protesters, not seen, near Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Jan. 30.

    Morsi faces criticism from Egypt's venerable military and even some of his ultraconservative Islamist backers, giving opposition liberals hope he'll change ways.

    LAST UPDATE : Jan 30, 2013, 5:01 PM EST
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  • Crumbling ancient Islamic manuscripts in a mud-walled house in Timbuktu, Mali on March 16, 2004

    Timbuktu, the fabled desert city where retreating Muslim extremists destroyed ancient manuscripts, was a center of Islamic learning for hundreds of years.

    LAST UPDATE : Jan 29, 2013, 1:59 PM EST
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  • In this photo taken Tuesday, Mar. 16, 2004, Alhousseini Ould Alfadrou, 16, sings verses from crumbling ancient Islamic manuscrip

    Timbuktu, the fabled desert city where retreating Muslim extremists destroyed ancient manuscripts, is a U.N.-designated World Heritage Site.

    LAST UPDATE : Jan 29, 2013, 3:33 PM EST
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  • Children watch a convoy of French soldiers drive north as the pass through Segou, central Mali.

    The International Federation for Human Rights is calling for the creation of an independent commission to look into the crimes and punish those responsible.

    LAST UPDATE : Jan 23, 2013, 11:50 AM EST
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